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After Germany’s World Cup victory on Sunday, we reported how Microsoft’s Cortana, the company’s artificially intelligent personal assistant, was used to predicted the winner of nearly every game after the group stages. In conjunction with this, it was announced yesterday at the 15th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit that Cortana

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BI & AnalyticsUnderstanding Big Data

In our cartographic overview of the big data ecosystem, we stated a Big Data environment should allow you to store, process, analyse and visualise data. Thus far in the “Understanding Big Data” series, we’ve been breaking down the ecosystem into composite parts, focusing on software which specifically focuses one or

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Google Flu Trends
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In a recent speech, Google CEO Larry Page claimed that big data analysis such as Google Flu Trends would be able to save up to 100,000 lives each year. This promising outlook has now been put into question by a study conducted by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. John

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Several big announcements came out of the Google I/O Conference in San Francisco yesterday, one of the more significant of which was Google’s decision to do away with MapReduce, the system which originally inspired Hadoop. Google apparently stopped relying on MapReduce “years ago”, according to Urs Hölzle, Google’s Senior VP

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Not content with owning some of the most efficient data centres on the planet, Google are now using machine learning to gain a greater understanding of their server farms. At the Data Centres Europe conference, Google’s Joe Kava detailed how they were using neural networks to sift through the immense

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Google’s forward-thinking and experimental Google X division has been working on self-driving cars for some time. However, at a conference in California yesterday, Sergey Brin announced that Google will start building its own self-driving cars rather than modifying vehicles built by other manufacturers. “We’re really excited about this vehicle –

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Google suffered a disruptive defeat yesterday, when Europe’s top court ruled search engines should erase links to ‘outdated’ or ‘irrelevant’ information on individuals upon their request. The case was brought forward by Mario Costeja González, a Spanish national who complained to Google after searches of his name brought up an

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Google Ventures lead a $130 million Series B funding round on big data cancer treatment startup Flatiron. Launched in 2012, Flatiron tracks and aggregates a large number of cancer-patient data to help doctors make treatment decisions. Google Ventures partner Dr. Krishna Yeshwant stated “Cancer will likely touch all of us

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Google announced that Stackdriver, a cloud monitoring system, will be joining their team to deploy its services on Google‘s Cloud Platform, making it clear that the tech giant is taking the cloud market very seriously. The acquisition went for an undisclosed amount, but Stackdriver has raised a total of $15

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Connectivity has recently secured funding to the tune of $6.35 million, led by Greycroft Partners and including various other investors.  The technology allows businesses to track various aspects of their business across the web, including their customers, how often they return, what inclines them to purchase, how best to reach

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